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Storm Ciara: closures and cancellations in Cheshire

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With Storm Ciara set to wreak havoc on the county, a number of attractions have already begun to batten down the hatches.

There is an amber weather warning in place – with the Met Office forecasting a spell of very strong winds. It warns disruption to travel is likely during Sunday 9th February.

Flying debris could lead to injuries or danger to life, whilst some damage to buildings – such as tiles blown from roofs – is also expected.

The Met Office cautions there may be power cuts, with the potential of other services such as mobile phone coverage being affected.

Here is what some of the biggest attractions in Cheshire and nearby had to say regarding their plans for dealing with the extreme weather this weekend…

 

Chester Zoo

“We’re expecting very windy conditions [on Sunday 9th February] due to Storm Ciara.

“Please be aware that this may result in parts of the zoo being closed, and some of the animals being tucked up in their houses.

“If you have pre-booked tickets for tomorrow and would like to change them to another day then please pop an email to [email protected] and our team will either refund or rebook your tickets for you.

“We very much apologise for any inconvenience, but as we’re sure you’ll understand, visitor and animal safety is an absolute priority.”

 

Beeston Castle

“Apologies everyone. We have to down tools due to the imminent arrival of Storm Ciara, so Beeston Castle and Woodland Park will be closed [on Sunday 9th February].”

 

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

“Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre will be closed on Sunday 9th February. This is for safety reasons, due to the high winds from Storm Ciara.”

 

Delamere Forest

“Unfortunately due to high winds forecast [for Sunday 9th February] we’ve decided to close Delamere Forest for safety reasons.

“Vale Royal Athletics Club’s training session is also cancelled.

“We’ll post an update once safety checks are completed and we’re open again as normal. Thanks for bearing with us.”

 

Tatton Park

“We are taking cover from storm Ciara.

“Due to the forecast of extreme weather, Tatton Park will be partially closed on Sunday 9th February.

“Further updates will be provided [on Sunday 9th February].”

 

Quarry Bank

“Storm Ciara is on its way and unfortunately, this means we will be closed [on Sunday 9th February] for the safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers.

“Once the winds have died down we will need to check the estate and gardens for damage. If you are planning on visiting next week, please check the website.”

 

Lyme Park

“We will be closed [on Sunday 9th February] as we are forecast high winds.

“Once winds have died down we will need to carry out assessments to check any damage, which means we will open later on [Monday 10th February].”

“Please check the website if you are planning to visit Sunday or Monday.”

 

Dunham Massey

“Storm Ciara is on its way and unfortunately, this means we will be closed [on Sunday 9th February] for the safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers.

“Once the winds have died down, we will need to carry out assessments and check the park for damage.

“We hope to be open again [on Monday 10th February] but please check our website before you set off.”

 

Speke Hall

“Storm Ciara is on the way and due to the high winds forecast, we will need to fully close [on Sunday 9th February].”

 

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